Mike Scott dives into crowd, sips fan’s drank!
Monologue: Why Nets-Clippers was everything Lakers-Knicks wasn’t
The most noticeable aspect of that game was a complete collapse from one of the teams:
Yet another low point in a Lakers season that was supposed to be about the return to glitz and glamour, but instead has fallen so very short
Doc Rivers on quality of Nets-Clippers game:
Clippers a matchup problem come playoff time?
They currently sit in the 8th spot in the West and have the 23rd easiest schedule remaining, per BPI
“They are in a great spot. Whoever they’re playing is going to be lucky to get them. They are one of those annoying teams that you’re going to have to play well against. This is a great opponent in the first round” – Jefferson
“If you’re playing the Warriors, then no. The Clippers are also experienced. Lou Williams, [Danilo] Gallinari and even Montrezl Harrell. Those are the guys that give you problems if you are young and you don’t know what’s going on” –
Could Nets ever steal NYC from Knicks?
“It will always be a Knicks town. But the real truth about the Nets is the way they function. ” – Jefferson
“They’ll never catch up to the Knicks” – Elhassan
“Knicks fans right now are thinking: There’s next year” – Nichols
March 18, 2013 – LeBron James finishing the alley-oop dunk on Jason Terry in Beantown!
Composure; Who took ejection worse: Jokic or his brother?
Committed a loose ball foul and did not agree with the refs
“Jokic would not be the player he is without his brother’s intensity” – Jefferson
Imitation; Like the trolling from Bazemore?
— Baze (@24Bazemore) March 16, 2019
Legends; Which play will Hezonja tell his grandkids about first?
Block on King James:
Stepping over the Greek Freak:
Tank Wars; Who really won Suns-Pelicans game?
Grip; “Iso Zo” living up to his nickname?
Best rookie crossovers!
3) 2008: D-Rose on Andre Miller!
2) 1999: White Chocolate on the Glove!
1) 1997: Iverson on MJ!
Brad Beal worthy of an All-NBA spot?
Beal has scored 40 points in consecutive games! First time in his career he’s done that. Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week!
Beal gets asked for his thoughts on possibly making All-NBA and returns it with his own question: “what do you think?”
Reporter: “I don’t have a vote.”
Beal: “Here you all go with this shit. You know you have a vote. All in favor say, ‘Aye.’ Alright!” pic.twitter.com/vA1iqHe1lz
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) March 17, 2019
“My automatics: Russ, Curry, Harden and Dame. I can’t justify putting him ahead of any one of those guys who are having just as good a year on teams that are winning” – Elhassan
“He’s had a great year. But you can’t be All-NBA if your team is in the 11th spot [in the East]” – Jefferson
“I wish All-NBA was done not by position at all. We should just be talking about the 15 best players in the NBA” – Nichols
What did we learn about Warriors wins without KD?
“Do we think they would have won those games if KD played and Steph didn’t? The league is now on notice. If the Warriors were to just go into hibernation until the first round of the playoffs and they were the 8th seed and didn’t have homecourt at any point in time, they are still going to win the championship and will probably be done in spectacular fashion” – Jefferson
“If Kevin Durant doesn’t play for the Warriors next year, they are still the favorites to win the championship. The second best team in the NBA is the Kevin Durant-less Warriors” – Elhassan
Giannis & Simmons trade disrespectful dunks Sunday!
What did 76ers prove with win in Milwaukee?
“Philly has too much star power” – Jefferson
Does Brogdon injury change your outlook on Bucks?
Expected to miss 6-8 weeks with minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot. There is optimism that he can return closer at the 6-week mark
“As long as Giannis suits up, they should win that first round. Let him rest and don’t stress about it” –
“He is so important to them not only offensively but also defensively. He’s a big switchable guard. I wonder what kind of impact not having him out there is” – Elhassan
HOF coach Lute Olson’s impact on Warriors, NBA by Scott Cacciola of the New York Times
Clyde Frazier’s criticism of LeBron fair?
Via MSG Networks:
James former teammate, Damon Jones defended him:
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 18, 2019
“That is where he always sits. Right now, there’s so much scrutiny on him, his relationship with teammates and owners” –
“It’s not even about him though. It’s about making life easier for them [his teammates]. It’s a small gesture, but it can make life so much easier for them” – Elhassan
“This is the only issue: The only thing that makes it a little disrespectful is when he [Clyde] said ‘He doesn’t care.’ He cares about the game” – Jefferson
“There’s another star player in this league, whose name I’m not going to say, is doing way more isolationist techniques on one of the best teams, if not the best team in basketball” –
“There’s a lot of great free agents this summer” – LeBron James
Buy Lakers will land another big fish this summer?
“I look at three guys: Butler, Irving and Walker are really attainable. KD and Thompson aren’t realistic” – Elhassan
“If a free agent does come, it won’t be because of Magic and Rob. They were brought in to add stability to the franchise and actually has destabilized it. It’s because they want to play with LeBron and play in LA” – Jefferson
March 18, 1999 – Ray Allen (Bucks) throwing it down hard vs the Celtics!
“If Ray Allen came into the NBA today, he would be a better version of Klay Thompson” –
Banged up Blazer
Blazers dodge bullet with C.J. McCollum’s prognosis? (Out 1 week)
“You get nervous because you’ve seen less end up being fall worse” – Jefferson
Will Spurs consistency ever be duplicated?
“No. It won’t be duplicated for this reason: When you look around the league, you have Pop as the president, then you have a GM in RC Buford that he hired and brought in and then Pop is the head coach. They are completely in sync with what they want to do, how they want to run it, they’ve gotten great luck in the draft (David Robinson and Tim Duncan) and have drafted well” – Jefferson
Nuggets at Celtics
Former Celtic, Isaiah Thomas is active for the first time as an opponent in Boston since getting traded
This game will be the first since this happened back in November when Jamal Murray was trying to go for a 50 point game and Kyrie Irving wasn’t too happy about it and decided to do this:
Kyrie-Murray Beef still a thing?
“No. Jamal is a competitor, Kyrie is a competitor. But Kyrie remembers these things” – Jefferson